Meet Taylor Howard

Taylor Howard

By Joan Frances –

As a graduated senior at High-tower High School in Missouri City, Taylor Howard has achieved an impressive resumé of achievements. She has excelled at academics, has a talent for athletics and is generous with her time volunteering outside of school. With a promising future ahead of her, Taylor is destined for greatness.

During her four years at High-tower, Taylor has earned recognition for her hard work and was presented with the Academic Excellence Award, A & B Honor Roll Award and graduated with Cum Laude honors. She is a member of the National Honor Society, where she assisted with the National Honor Society for Science this past February.  She is also a member of the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, Delta Gem (Global Education Management System), Fort Bend Chapter, Forensic Science Club and Y.E.S (Youth Expanding Services) Program.

When asked about her high school career, Taylor said, “I am really good with adapting to new settings and methods. I am a very quick worker when it comes to getting a task done efficiently. I have an outgoing personality with a friendly smile, good communication skills and am very relatable. I am easy to work with and really good at multitasking with various jobs or goals. I try to be flexible and have the ability to work in harmony with others.”

Taylor really enjoys learning math and problem solving.  Her favorite teacher was her AP Economics and AP Psychology teacher Melissa Smith.  “Ms. Smith was very understandable and funny. She sometimes reminded me of myself. She was always there for me and always had my back,” shared Taylor.

In addition to her teachers, Taylor relies on the Bible to guide her.  She quoted Philippians 4:13 as a particularly inspiration verse: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” along with Psalm 45:5, “God is with her, she will not fall.”

In addition to her academic successes, Taylor has a talent for basketball. She plays shooting guard and guard and is the team captain of the varsity basketball team. Her team achieved First Team All-District Academic for the past three years, and they also attained the title of First Team All-District for two years and Second Team All-District for one year. She was awarded Vype High School Sports Magazine Preseason Player of the Year, was a McDonald’s All American Nominee and was awarded All-Tournament for Fort Bend Tournament.

Taylor really enjoys helping other people. “To be the guiding hand and being beneficial in any way I can to improve or motivate excites me. I love to make an impact on others in positive ways. Being a leader in basketball helped me develop and improve my character as a person and also as a great teammate.” One thing she will treasure the most about her high school experience are her memories. “The memories I have made with new and old friends, my basketball team throughout the year and lastly, my academic accomplishments.”

In her free time, Taylor generously volunteers at Houston Community College, where she assists the catering services that provided food for events. She assists with food and carry-outs, as well as beverages for the participants, staff and community. In addition, she also donates many hours at the Houston Food Bank, helps with filing at the Sugar Land Planned Developers and volunteers at Suburban Sugar Land Women.

Taylor will be attending Grand Canyon University on a full ride scholarship and will major in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Architecture. Congratulations Taylor on your commitment to success, talent and leadership skills. Good luck as you take the path that leads you to accomplishing your goals.